January Meeting Minutes

Here's a quick review of our January meeting for those of you who could not attend.

We had a guest speaker, Kate Eelkema, who is a National Certified Quilt Judge.  Kate reviewed how one becomes a certified judge, the judging process and what she is looking at when judging quilts. 

She shared examples of different skills and techniques that she has learned in making quilts that have helped and hindered her when entering them into a competition.

She allowed us to share her color & design book resource list, which was part of her handout:

Written for children, but informative:

Our February meeting, scheduled for Thursday, February 13th will have guest speakers Jen Madsen and Josi Severson from Home Fashion Fabrics talking about organic fabric design and production.

We reviewed some upcoming business:

1. February NY Mod Love Swap quilts are due.  If you signed up to swap a 12" finished quilt, please bring it to the February meeting.

2.  6.5" unfinished quilt block (any block pattern) for our Guild Banner in brights and whites were due, but some people were unable to make it to the meeting and are bringing them to at the February meeting. Feel free to bring one ore more then if you haven't made one already!

3.  Mystery Quilt Along has started.  Please watch the blog each month for the new block directions.  Here are past posts regarding fabric requirements and the January block pattern and instructions.  It's never too late to join in on the fun!

4.  Our next social is scheduled for 6:30pm on Wednesday, January 29th at Turtle Bread, 4762 Chicago Ave S, Minneapolis.  Please join us for conversation, dinner if you wish and some hand-sewing if you want.

5. Amanda Jean's Scrap Management Workshop will be held on Saturday, February 8th from 10 to 4 at the Textile Center.  Please check the MMQG Facebook page for more information and current registration availability.

6. Mark your Calendars:  We have been invited to join the MN Contemporary Quilters again this year for their spring retreat, March 28-30th, at Camp Wapo in Amery WI.  More information regarding registration and cost will be coming, so please watch Facebook..

7.  The Monaluna Meadow Challenge Yourself reveal is scheduled for our March meeting

We finished the meeting with Show and Tell, which you can check out in our Flickr Pool!

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